Genius: alot of songs that "don't have sufficient info to create playlist" on iPhone

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  1. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    There's alot of songs in my library that when I select to create a genius playlist on my iPhone, a message apears that says it doesnt have sufficient info to create a playlist.


    Is there anything I can do about this?

    thanks.
     
  2. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Are they obscure artists? Maybe they aren't known well enough for the system to figure out what type of music they would relate to.
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    songs also cannot be from compilation albums - they need the correct artist
     
  4. Hudzilla thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One example is a Coldplay song from their new album, i would have though there is info about these songs.:confused:
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    That is what I was thinking too, but I get the message on both iTunes and on my iPod that it cannot make a Genius playlist for two songs that have been pretty high up on iTune's Top-10, Paper Planes by M.I.A. (currently #9), and Handlebars by Flobots (currently #63, was in the Top-10 once). It just surprises me that it cannot come up with any songs to make a playlist especially when I have other songs that I know are a lot like it, maybe time will heal this problem. And updating Genius like iTunes suggests doesn't fix it either.
     
  6. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried some from compilations, one when it was a cover song from a compilation and one where it was an original artist on a compilation and both times Genius created a playlist.
     
  7. *GG* macrumors regular

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    I have this same problem. I tried Genius, but out of about 20 songs it only once made a list. I figure it will maybe take time before it actually works properly.
     
  8. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trying random songs from my library from popular and obscure artists and sometimes I have received the message from both of them. I can't really see any pattern. It did say in the message to try updating Genius, so I did that but I still get the message on the songs I previously got them on.

    Like *GG* said, maybe it will take some time for these cases to work out.

    For the ones it is working on, for me it has been creating nice lists of similar artist/songs.
     
  9. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    in iTunes I have no problem creating Genius playlists, however, my iPhone seems to have a tough time. How can it not find relatable music to Rihanna's Disturbia? I think it may be because I have 2600+ tracks in my library, but only 650 transferred to my iPhone due to space limitations. At least, that's what I'm hoping it is....
     
  10. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happened to me. What's interesting os that the first song i chose was a taylor swift country song and it said it couldn't make a play list so i went to a Kenny Chesney song and it put the taylor swift song on that list. Kinda weird.
     

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